Anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr sues New York over religious exemption ban

New York has seen nearly 1,000 cases of measles amid the nations larges outbreak in decades, prompting a ban on religious exemptions. RFK Jr filed a class action suit over the ban Wednesday.
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We describe the clinical presentation and outcome of hospitalized patients during the outbreak.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0633 Source Type: research
r U Abstract Measles outbreaks occur rather frequently in Germany. Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are often treated with immunosuppressants. A recent study showed that about 7% of such patients are not protected against measles according to the lack of documentation in the vaccination card or the absence of protective antibodies. The Standing Committee on Immunization (STIKO) recommends a first vaccination against measles as a measles-mumps-rubella combined vaccination (MMR) in children aged 11-14 months and a second vaccination at 14-23 months. For adults born after 1970, vaccination against measles ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
History illustrates the remarkable public health impact of mass vaccination, by dramatically improving life expectancy and reducing the burden of infectious diseases and co-morbidities worldwide. It has been perceived that if an individual adhered to the MMR vaccine schedule that immunity to mumps virus (MuV) would be lifelong. Recent mumps outbreaks in individuals who had received two doses of the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine has challenged the efficacy of the MMR vaccine. However, clinical symptoms, complications, viral shedding and transmission associated with mumps infection has been shown to be reduced in vacci...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Background: On 16th February 2018, District Health officer, Nasirabad reported 16 suspected measles cases from union council Dera Murad Jamali to provincial disease surveillance and response unit Quetta and requested for investigation. An FELTP fellow was deputed on 17th February to investigate outbreak, evaluate risk factors and recommend control measures.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0586 Source Type: research
Purpose of review In the wake of multiple recent outbreaks of the measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, it is crucial to understand and address parental concerns about vaccination. The purposes of this review are: to identify the causes of vaccine resistance, to elucidate the variables that have led to the success or failure of interventions to date, and to consider implications for pediatricians treating children whose parents are vaccination-resistant. Recent findings Recent research draws on insights from cognitive science to understand vaccine resistance and to develop more effective interventions. Studi...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: OFFICE PEDIATRICS: Edited by Henry H. Bernstein Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Checking vaccination record at kindergartens and primary schools and providing necessary catch-up vaccination was associated with increased coverage of measles and other vaccines, lower incidence of measles, and an apparent end to school-based measles outbreaks. Guizhou's experience of checking vaccination records at school enrollment led to implementation of this strategy in other provinces. In 2019, the kindergarten and school entry vaccination record check program was incorporated into China's national vaccine law. PMID: 32891472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Measles outbreaks have threatened the global elimination and eradication of measles in recent years. Measles virus (MeV)-specific antibodies are successful in clearing MeV infection. Follicular helper T (Tfh) ...
Source: BMC Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday it has ended the world's largest measles outbreak that has killed more than 7,000 children since it was declared 14 months ago.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled through the U.S. Public health authorities including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) tell us to remain six feet apart, wash our hands, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and wear masks. But compliance with these measures—especially masks—is mixed, and daily we hear of cases where people do not know how they were infected. We hear about superspreading events, where one person infects many, happening in crowded bars and family gatherings, but not at outdoor ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
(Penn State) Rainfall and temperature drive agricultural activity, which, in turn, influences patterns of measles outbreaks in the West African nation of Niger, according to an international team of researchers. The findings may be useful for improving vaccine coverage for seasonally mobile populations within Niger and other countries.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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